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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 8 June 2008

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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Checking Soil Properties

NASA

The arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander released a handful of clumpy Martian soil onto a screened opening of a laboratory instrument on the spacecraft Friday, but the instrument did not confirm that any of the sample passed through the screen.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00131.htm


2: Carter welcomes Douglas to the race in Hunua
New Zealand Labour Party

Jordan Carter, Labour's candidate in the Hunua electorate, has responded to the announcement by the ACT Party this afternoon that their candidate in the electorate will be the Hon Sir Roger Douglas.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00074.htm


3: Clinton Concedes
Scoop Link

Hillary Clinton has told her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama as she suspended her campaign to become the Democratic nominee for US president.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00084.htm


4: National prepared to gut emissions trading scheme
New Zealand Government

National has once again proved it’s slippery on climate change, and will tell audiences whatever they think they want to hear, David Parker said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00098.htm


5: Diane Foreman joins Charlie’s board
Charlies Group

Premium beverage company Charlie’s Group Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Auckland-based company director Diane Foreman to its board of directors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00159.htm


6: Rodney Hide Speech: Roger Is Back
ACT New Zealand

Speech to Sir Roger Douglas Electorate Announcement; Blackbridge Road, Karaka, Auckland; Sunday, June 8 2008
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00099.htm


7: Consumer Lays Complaint With Commerce Commission
Consumer

Consumer NZ has today laid a complaint with the Commerce Commission over what it believes to be misleading claims made by the Cancer Society on two of its sunscreens, and on an Australian sunscreen widely available in New Zealand called SunSense Ultra.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00128.htm


8: Hillary's Remarks in Washington, DC, June 7, 2008
Hillary Clinton

"The way to continue our fight now is to take our energy, our passion, our strength and do all we can to help elect Barack Obama the next President of the United States I endorse him, and throw my full support behind him." - Hillary Clinton.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00128.htm


9: Republic of Nepal
Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Peacefully declaring Nepal a federal democratic republic, Nepalis have overcome the greatest hurdle that had stood against inclusive development, and demonstrated the world how the people could tear down the so-called mighty authoritarian regime peacefully. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00083.htm


10: Giraffe dies suddenly at Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo

A much-loved member of Auckland Zoo's 'Pridelands' family, 22-year-old female giraffe Kay, died suddenly this morning.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00066.htm


11: Food and packaging technology event year's high
Foodtech Packtech

New Zealand's only dedicated food technology and packaging trade event has got off to a flying start with almost three quarters of the larger floor space booked five months out. Foodtech Packtech 2008 runs October 21-23 at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00125.htm


12: Olympus Auckland Photo Day – one city – one day.
Auckland Photo Day

OLYMPUS Auckland Photo Day runs for 24 hours on Saturday 7 June 2008 - midnight to midnight and is an open access public photography competition. Photographers are asked to capture an image which reflects their Auckland allowing anyone, anywhere ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00063.htm


13: Barack Obama On Hillary Clinton's Endorsement
Barack Obama 2008 Campaign

"She shattered barriers on behalf of my daughters and women everywhere, who now know that there are no limits to their dreams. And she inspired millions with her strength, courage and unyielding commitment to the cause of working Americans."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00129.htm


14: Wind Gust Increase As Search Continues
New Zealand Police

Wind gusts are buffeting some of the teams as they push their way through rugged bush,gullies and streams in the search for missing Polish tramper Jacek Grzybowski.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00061.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00085.htm


16: Many options available to tackle low hydro lakes
New Zealand Government

The government has been working with the electricity industry for some weeks now on a range of options to manage the impact of the drought and low hydro lakes on the electricity system. Tomorrow, Cabinet will again be be considering the range ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00101.htm


17: Martin LeFevre: What Kind of Revolution?
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

In August, Barack Obama will be the first person of color nominated by a major party in the United States. It is looking like Obama is destined to be president. But something much larger than him, indeed, much larger than America, is going on.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00082.htm


18: Two World Titles For Kiwis In Vancouver
Triathlon New Zealand

New Zealand picked up two World Championship titles at the Sprint Distance age group Triathlon World Championship in Vancouver today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00050.htm


19: Still The Elderly Miss Out
Healthcare Providers

Despite the Government having enough money for tax cuts and enough money to give $2,000,000,000 extra to DHBs - DHBs still claim they do not have enough money to fully compensate the elderly for inflation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00071.htm


20: Inaugural Young Designer Award launched
Newmarket Business Association

Aspiring young fashion designers between the ages of 15 and 18 have the chance to win a trip to New York Fashion Week to work back stage for the Karen Walker show.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00127.htm


21: Food Security From Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets NZ

Food security was the opening theme of the second national conference of Farmers’ Markets New Zealand Incorporated held in Blenheim last weekend.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00126.htm


22: Police, Guns and Tasers
Libertarianz Party

"The police volunteer to do some unpleasant work in our community, and I applaud them for that. Yet in order to have our support, they should be prepared to justify their actions," said Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman, today. "That's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00072.htm


23: Defence Force Provides Assistance to Cook Islands
New Zealand Government

A 40-strong contingent of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) medics, with a mission to provide health support to the people of the Cook Islands, will deploy to the Cooks today by C-130 Hercules under Exercise Tropic Twilight, Defence Minister Phil Goff ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00097.htm


24: Putting Homlessness In Focus
Methodist Mission

"Bringing together the ideas of those who have worked with, researched, and lived homeless, PUTTING HOMELESSNESS IN FOCUS explores the impact of this hidden problem on the many New Zealanders who experience it, and on the society that fails ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00073.htm


25: Body Found In Rimutaka Forest Park
New Zealand Police

Police and New Zealand Land Search and Rescue teams have found a short time ago a body trapped in a stream log jam in the Rimutaka Forest Park.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00062.htm


26: Pres. Bush Urges Congress To Approve War Funding
The White House

"Each day, the men and women of our Armed Forces risk their lives to make sure their fellow citizens are safer. They serve with courage and honor. They've earned the respect of all Americans. And they deserve the full support of Congress." - Bush.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00130.htm


27: Rescuers And Body Airlifted From Rimutaka
New Zealand Police

A short break in the weather this morning enabled two rescue teams to be airlifted out of the Rimatuka Forest Park within the last few hours with the body believed to be that of missing tramper Jacek Gryzbowksi.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00064.htm


28: Trying to catch a Fish with a Teaspoon
Green Party

Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has answered John Key's call to lower the OCR to counter high oil prices by saying that is like trying to catch a fish with a teaspoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00100.htm


29: Virtual Coach Proves Popular With Police Recruits
Amberleigh Jack

This year’s candidates for the New Zealand Police have been using a new support system to help them through the process this year - an online “virtual coach”, a networking site designed for police recruitment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00020.htm


30: Vulpine Greed For Power
Mohan Nepali

Nepal’s current Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, during his five decades of political involvement fought in different subtle ways 28 May 2008 to is now struggling to capture the post of the first president of Nepal after the Nepalis abolished monarchy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00132.htm

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